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Free holiday activities & food for students eligible for free school meals
Shropshire HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) is an exciting programme of holiday activities. Children and young people who are eligible for free school meals and their families will be able to access free activities and food provision during the summer and Christmas holidays 2021.
Shropshire Council, funded by the Department of Education (DfE), is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations and childcare providers to provide free places within their holiday clubs.
The aim of the programme, campaigned for by footballer Marcus Rashford, is to make holiday activities as accessible and inclusive as possible.
The free places are available on the programme for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.
Children and young people are invited to take part in a range of fun activities, happening at over 30 venues across the county.
To see the full programme of activities, please visit the Summer Activities Programme page
Kooth Wellbeing Events in July
The upcoming Live Forums on Kooth for young people to access during July are as follows:-
- Friday 2nd July – Online Gaming
- Monday 5th July – Summer Plans to Keep Connected
- Wednesday 14th July – Breaking Gender Stereotypes
- Monday 19th July – Self Care: Tricks and Tips
You can also access our latest Kooth Podcasts by clicking HERE
Kooth Summer Support
There is support available over the summer holidays, which can be sccessed very easily. Watch Kooth video on how to connect
Plus, Kooth is still running their #DontDoItAlone Campaign until the end of July, and you can find the full video here
Follow Kooth on Social Media:
- Spotify/Apple Podcasts: Kooth Podcast
- Instagram: @kooth_uk
- Twitter: @kooth_plc / @JS_Kooth (for latest local updates)
Combat Summer Holiday Loneliness with the MeeToo Support App
The six-week summer holidays can be a very lonely time for young people and those suffering with mental health issues are hardest hit.
MeeToo is a peer support app where young people can share their worries in a free, safe and anonymous way. To find out more, visit the MeeToo website
Childline: Coping with Summer Holidays
The summer holidays can be a great chance to spend time with friends and have some time off. But sometimes it can feel a bit lonely. Or you might miss the routine you have when you're in school. Read the Childline on how to cope
For further online support resources aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds, please visit our Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources page